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Max Scherzer’s $185 MIL Deal (Inflation Pro-Rated) Puts Him 11th In MLB History For Top Contracts

Scherzer's 7 Year/$210 MIL deal is actually worth $185 against the cap, and we are giving him the same for the ALL-Time Contracts. This sum puts him just behind Derek Jeter for 11th in MLB History. Jon Lester and he are the only 2 men to enter the top 50 this year after 7 players made the cut last off year. Cabrera, Cano, Kershaw, Tanaka, Ellsbury,Trout and Choo all have made the chart since the end of the 2013 World Series.  The deal called for a $50 MIL signing bonus. The 2013 former AL Cy Young winner, will make $15 MIL in deferred salary for the next 14 seasons.  The 30 Year Old, will join the NL's best club of 2014, as far as wins are concerned, bringing in a 96 - 66 record.  The RHP has led the AL in wins the last 2 years (21 Wins and 18 Wins respectively), and has compiled a 55 - 15 (.786 Winning Percentage) since the start of the 2012 campaign.

Scherzer’s 7 Year/$210 MIL deal is actually worth $185 against the cap, and we are giving him the same for the ALL-Time Contracts. This sum puts him just behind Derek Jeter for 11th in MLB History. Jon Lester and he are the only 2 men to enter the top 50 this year after 7 players made the cut last off year. Cabrera, Cano, Kershaw, Tanaka, Ellsbury, Trout and Choo all have made the chart since the end of the 2013 World Series. The deal called for a $50 MIL signing bonus. The 2013 former AL Cy Young winner, will make $15 MIL in deferred salary for the next 14 seasons. The 30 Year Old, will join the NL’s best club of 2014, as far as wins are concerned, bringing in a 96 – 66 record. The RHP has led the AL in wins the last 2 years (21 Wins and 18 Wins respectively), and has compiled a 55 – 15 (.786 Winning Percentage) since the start of the 2012 campaign.

The highest contracts in MLB history (Red means Active Contract)

 1. Giancarlo Stanton, $325, 000, 000 (2015 – 2027)

*2. Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000 (2008-17)

*** With A-Rod’s suspension in 2014, he forfeited $22.13 MIL bucks, so it will now end up 10 YRs/$252.87 MIL for the duration of his deal.  You can’t tell me he will be worth 40% of what the Yankees will be paying him next year, and all the way till the end of 2017.

3. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)

*4. Miguel Cabrera $248,000, 000 (2016 – 2023)

Go see #25.  He has the 4th and 25th top contracts of ALL – Time.  This contract doesn’t start until 2016.

*5Albert Pujols, $250,000,000 (2012-21)

*6. Robinson Cano$240,000,000 (2014 – 2023)

Al Behrman/AP

Al Behrman/AP

*7. Joey Votto, $225,000,000 (2014-23)

*8.  Clayton Kershaw $215,000,000 (2014 – 2020)

*9. Prince Fielder, $214,000,000 (2012-20)

10. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)

*11. Max Scherzer, $185,000,000 (2015-21), (As prorated for inflation despite being paid $210 MIL over 14 years

*12. Joe Mauer, $184,000,000 (2011-18)

*T13. Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000 (2009-16)

*T13. Justin Verlander, $180,000,000 (2013-19)

*15. Felix Hernandez, $175,000,000 (2013-19)

*16. Buster Posey, $167,000,000 (2013-21)

Photo: USA Today Sports

Photo: USA Today Sports

*17, Jon Lester, $165,000,000 (2015 – 2021)

*18. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)

T-19. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)

*T-19. Matt Kemp, $160,000,000 (2012-19)

*21. Troy Tulowitzki, $157,750,000 (2011-20)

*22.  Masahiro Tanaka, $155,000,000 (2014 – 20) (Doesn’t include his $20 MIL posting fee)

*23. Adrian Gonzalez, $154,000,000 (2012-18

*24. Jacoby Ellsbury , $153,000,000 (2014-2020)

*25. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)

*26. Zack Greinke, $147,000,000 (2013-18)

*27  Mike Trout, $144, 500, 000 (2015 – 2020)

*28Cole Hamels, $144,000,000 (2013-18) 

*29. Carl Crawford, $142,000,000 (2011-17)

30Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)

*31David Wright, $138,000,000 (2013-20)

32. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)

33Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)

*34.  Freddie Freeman, $135,000,000 (2014-21)

*35.  Shin-Soo Choo, $130,000,000 (2014-20)

*36. Matt Cain, $127,500,000 (2012-17)

T37. Vernon Wells, $126,000,000 (2008-14)

T-37 Barry Zito, $126,000,000 (2007-13)

*T-37 Jayson Werth, $126,000,000 (2011-17)

*T-39Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)

*T-39 Josh Hamilton, $125,000,000 (2013-17)

*42. CC Sabathia, $122,000,000 (2012-16)

Sabathia was bumped up to $161 MIL after he exercised an opt out clause after 3 years of his current deal..

43. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)

T-44Jason Giambi, $120,000,000 (2002-08)

*T-44. Matt Holliday, $120,000,000 (2010-16)

*T-44:  Cliff Lee, $120,000,000 (2011-15)

*T-44: Elvis Andrus, $120,000,000(2015-22)

48Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)

49.Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)

*50. Jose Reyes, $106,000,000 (2012-17) 

Just Outside the Bar

Kyle Seager and Hanley Ramirez can both hit the top 50 contracts if they hit their options at the end of their current contracts.  Seager would make $115 MIL over 7 years – if the team picks up a $15 MIL 2021 Team Option, and Ramirez would make $110 MIL over 5 years if he hits his Vesting Option for 2019 – after reeling in $88 MIL between 2015 – 2018. 

Pablo Sandoval also has a Team Option for $17 MIL (or $5 MIL Buyout for 2020, after raking in $90 MIL from 2015 – 2019) and would just pass Reyes for total contract worth in $107 MIL. .

*T-51.  Homer Bailey$105,000,000 (2014 – 2019)

T-51  Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)

*T-51: Ryan Braun, $105,000,000 (2016-20)

Ryan Braun

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